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decision. martha: the ships in the mediterranean are loaded with tomahawk missiles. they could be launched from those warships in the eastern mediterranean. they have speeds of 550 miles an hour. they can hit targets 1,000 miles away, and they very well may be employed if this does get underway. bill: how involved should the u.s. be in syria. log on, tell us what you think. 44% say get out completely. 36% say only humanitarian aid. 11% support the u.s. giving weapons to the rebels. ambassador john bolton with what the u.s. should do now. martha: jack lew alerting congress the national credit card is almost maxed south again. he says come october we'll not be able to pay our bills unless we raise the at the country can borrow. the white house is warning of a possible financial crisis if we can't borrow any more. stuart, what do you make of this? >> here we go again. treasury secretary lew says we'll only have $50 billion in the bank cash on hands. we spend $9 billion every day. so $50 billion is far too close for comfort. president obama says he's not going to negotiate on this. he wants a
-bye, everybody. nice to be with you. martha: thanks, you guys. well, dramatic 911 call that turned what could have been a mass school tragedy into peaceful outcome. what a story this is today. we're now hearing exactly how a school bookkeeper came face-to-ce with a mad gunman. there was a scene of panic as everybody ran out of that school. she talked him off the ledge. she talked him into surrender. much good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." what a story this is. gregg: incredible courage. i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. listen to the hero of this story. her name is antoinette toff. she came face-to-face with the shooting suspect, michael brand done hill. >> oh i'm in the front office. he went outside to start shooting. [gunfire] can i run? >> can you get somewhere safe? >> yeah. i got to go. and he's coming back. >> put the phone down. >> okay. she said she is getting police to tell him to back off for you, okay? >> tell them to stop all movement. >> okay. okay. >> stop all movement now on the ground. stop all movement on the ground. he said don't
." martha: big one. bill: shocker. are you surprised? i'm thoroughly stunned. martha: you wonder what the next shoe to drop is. i'm martha maccallum. the nsa reportedly intercepted calls from americans on american soil. many times they say it was by accident. sometimes an area code was a mix-up between egypt and washington, d.c. but either way, when these mistakes were made, although we've been told that the government tried to be as transparent as possible, nobody was told that those mistakes were made and the information that we got in this report from the "washington post" last night comes from edward snowden, the man who leaked the initial information about the nsa program and now has temporary asylum in russia. bill: funny how that works, huh? senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is on vacation with the president at martha's vineyard. actually wendell's working. the president is on vacation. what's the white house saying about this, wendell? >> reporter: the white house appears to have been blindsided by this sorry. officials are referring reporters to t
? >> anna: yeah. and go to radio. >> brian: right. see you tomorrow. martha: guys, thank you so much. and folks news alert this morning on breaking new developments right now out of egypt the u.s. is reportedly continue to evaluate is the word of the morning our aid to the middle east nation while conducting a broad review of what you're seeing into these pictures. unbelievable scenes of unrest in egypt. so many questions where all of this is headed. saudi arabia said they will step up and fill in any aid that is missing if the united states decides to pull back on it. so you've got that in the equation as well today. good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. those reports come on the same date supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested. he was taken into custody at an apartment in cairo, one day after a court ordered the release of former dictator hosni mubarak. martha: leland vittert is live in the middle east this morning. leland, are the mass arrests doing the trick to get things under contr
into the public sector as well. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. obamacare provides many employers to provide coverage to anyone who works at least 30 hours a week. but to get around that, some employers are just cutting back on the hours this report coming just days after ups announced it will not provide coverage to husbands and wives of employees who can get insurance on their own. martha: ups is not alone in this. many employers fear they will not be able to afford it. some saying they still don't know what's in the law. this is years after it was signed into law and nancy pelosi famously said this. >> we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy. martha: the truth is, we are still finding out what's in it, stuart. companies are still scratching their heads saying we're not really sure how this will affect us and what it will cost us. stuart is the host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. what do you make of this latest news? >> it is chan
is still on the hacking to get obamacare. >> we have to wrap this up. he is going to martha's vineyard. who is martha? seriously. she has a vineyard. big deal. >> very nice. my family goes every area to cape cod. i'm from the west coast. i don't know what martha's vineyard is. apparently she is a very important person. thanks. >>> when we come back, conservatives continue to hammer the president over thing like his golf games and vacations. is that a turnoff to the american people? and then is your city the most unfriendly city in the country? you may be suprised to see which home towns made the list. >>> before i get to the impact segment, this just in. martha from martha's vineyard is the daughter of the some morer bartholomew. so there you go. sweating the small stuff. as president obama packs up a suitcase for an eight-day vacation to martha's vineyard, some are using it to hammer him for his hipper than thou late night tv appearances. i think all this nitpicking distracts from the issues that really matter like the economy, obamacare, the list goes on and on. joining us now from macon,
. patti ann: not at all. i'm in for martha maccallum today, and senior u.s. officials say the intelligence is specific, and it points to terrorists setting off surgically-implanted devices. former cia director michael hayden says closing the embassies could be more than just caution. >> well, that's the cost of doing business, and i understand the argument that it seems to, as you say, empower them more than perhaps they're really capable of performing. on the other hand, you have a real danger to americans. you want to be cautious and let me add an additional factor in here, chris, the announcement itself may also be designed to interrupt al-qaeda planning, to put them off stride, to put them on the back foot, to let them know that we're alert and that we're on at least to a portion of this plot line. bill: so that with chris wallace on sunday morning. peter doocy live this morning out of washington. good morning to you. the latest on these threats, what can we report? good morning. >> reporter: bill, lawmakers are alarmed for a reason, because al-qaeda-linked terrorists are reportedly in
sunshine up in martha's vineyard yesterday and the president took advantage of it. a long round of -- five-hour round of golf in. then out for cocktails last night. out for dinner with the first lady and friends and they stayed at the restaurant until 11:30 last night. shut it down. today, we don't know what's on the schedule. hasn't been to the beach yet at martha's vineyard. hopefully get beach time in there, a good swim in the ocean. back here in d.c., having voted 40 times to repeal obamacare, republicans are now running around the country in their town halls promising to shut down the government if they don't defund obamacare. nut jobs like ted cruz in the senate and tom mcclintock in the house leading the fight on that. and each, the situation getting worse and worse with the murder of almost 300 protestors yesterday. find out more on current tv. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm gi
disability claim. later they will travel to martha's vineyard for a nine-day vacation. the deadly search for a missing teenager turning to a rugged wilderness. investigators are now standing out near cascade, idaho, where suspected kidnapper and murder joe dimaggio is believe to be hiding. they believe he abducted hannah yanderson. last night, the sheriff officer confirmed her brother's remains were also found in the home. i'm jamie colby. i'll see you at 1:00 p.m. eastern right here on fox. have a great day. >> david: so much for lawmakers taking the same medicine they impose on the rest of us. under the healthcare law, congress and thousands of congressional staffer were going to be hit with massive premium hikes. but now the president cut them a deal. guess who is going to be paying their healthcare cost? that is right. you and me. so steve, is this a good idea? >> it goes to show cooking is so great, why don't they eat it? the fact of the matter -- >> david: it's poison. >> they don't like it. for the saying well, we'll have a brain drain, that assumes there are brains to drain. if t
. for obama, on martha's vineyard. and i think we all hope the issues become solved and the embassy reopens. 22 countries remain closed. john kerry add problem when he was photographed on a boat during a huge security issue. i think it'll be problem again for obama to be photographed on martha's vineyard if something happened. if i were him, i would reconsider going on vacation if u.s. cons lates remain closed. >> let's turn to baseball. nbc news learned major league baseball is expected to suspend yankees star alex rodriguez on monday now with his ties to the drug defunk et? florida. rodriguez should challenge the credibility of the evidence. if major league baseball has evidence, force them to show up. we are seeing one of the biggest stars facing a career-ending suspension. >> we have been talking politics so i will give it to you in termsopticses. major league baseball, showing they are really cracking down. that's the issue he is facing. >> and i will put same question to the two of you. we are facing the end of the show. does this look good for maejor league baseball. they are crackin
together and meeting, the president is on vacation now. he's in phargt that is vineyard -- in martha's vineyard and playing golf. he has been playing with a group of gentleman, one the comcast c.e.o. after that the obamas went over for dinner. >>brian: he played with the president of the world bank. brian roberts is the c.e.o. of comcast which owns nbc universal. evidently he had to wait, the president, for brian roberts to show up. many people said wouldn't this be an opportunity to spend the day with a donor of a broadcast corporation which is very supportive of him. >>peter: i think the president is hanging with some of his solid political buddies. yes, mr. roberts is a contributor. other folks at comcast are bundlers putting together millions of dollars for the president. the president also spent time with an npr host. he's seeing a lot of folks that stand up for him on a daily basis in the martha's vineyard area. >>brian: let's talk about obamacare because that is what is still on everybody's mind. everybody is talking about obamacare and a lot of people bringing up a-rod as an
one. they are on their way to martha's vineyard where they will vacation for the next week. the president made one final stop in orlando this afternoon to speak at the disabled veterans national convention. >> at every generation there are americans like you who stand beside her and guide her and protect her. we need to make sure we've got the resources, the budget s our veterans deserve. >> the orlando event comes on the heels of yesterday's wide-ranging news conference at the white house. the president unveiled the series of proposals aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's secret surveillance programs. plan that the president said was in the works before edward snowden leaked secret nsa documents to the press. >> there's no doubt that mr. snowden's leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at martha's vineyard where the president is expected to arrive shortly. kristen, good to se
and recess. the president is doing his weeklong vacation at mothers -- at martha's vineyard. the muslim brotherhood is calling for a demo stretch and in cairo to protest the death toll yesterday. now at 421. another 3500 were injured. 43 policemen and a western journalist among those killed. it is thursday morning, august 15. ahead on the "washington journal ," your reaction to the latest development in egypt and what the u.s. response should be. you should join the conversation at (202) 585-3880, our line for republicans. (202) 585-3881 for democrats. we also have our line for independents at (202) 585-3882. join us on facebook, send us a tweet, or e-mail address, journal@c-span.org. at somegin with a look of the headlines from outside the u.s., the "guardian" newspaper -- egypt's bloody crackdown. when the story first went to prince, the death toll was 200 78. overnight, the death toll has been updated to 421. there is this from the "miami killed asundreds egypt's forces storm the protest camps. a similar headline from "usa today," egypt the reps in chaos. -- a reps and chaos. from th
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. martha: bye, everybody. jenna: we start off with a fox news alert and a state of emergency declared in egypt today. the acting egyptian government announced this will last one month and be in effect across that country. what that means, the armed force, the military is now ordered to help enforce security. this is following violence as police moved in to break up those camps that have been supporting the former president who is aligned with muslim brotherhood. his name, mohammed morsi. we're getting reports of dozens killed, not only protesters but also police as well as more reports of christians being targeted inside that country. a live report from the middle east moments from now. >>> first right now, brand new stories and breaking news. jon: a disaster for ups to tell you about. one of its cargo planes crashing just outside of the airport in birmingham, alabama. there were no survivors. >>> a zoom ba instructor at center of a prostitution scandal in maine is back in court. what a lex sis wright is doing now. >>> hollywood star power making emotional plea. what they want may pre
, perhaps the president will get relaxation on martha's vineyard for the break he's on. thank you for breaking it down. >> disturbing new testimony in the fort hood shooting marshal case. forepzic pathologist taking the sign talking about what they saw four years ago. the army major nidal hasan opened fire on his comraides. >> the prosecution case is winding down. ten or so witnesses left to testify. it is all about the autopsies. horrific, horrific information about what the victims went through. forepzic pathologist talking about how specialist frederick green, a 29-year-old from tennessee was shot 12 times on that day in november of 2009 and 1 doctor telling the court how another victim was shot after he had already died. following this portion of the court martial will move in hearing of hasan's former classmates and finally the police officers who shot the gunman and brought the attack to an end. the prosecution should rest monday or tuesday of next week. we move in closing arguments and the soonest a verdict could be reach is on wednesday that according to fort hood public a
next week. make it a great weekend everybody. martha: you will be like the shark, chilling out in the water. floating around. >> right now, brand new stories and breaking news for you. jon: another bombshell rocking the nsa. new reports reveal the intelligence agency violated privacy rules thousands of times since 2008. >>> plus a "day of rage" sweeping across egypt today. at least 17 people dead already as thousands take to the streets in response to the bloody crack down early they are week that killed 600. >>> and a new book blowing some holes in the age-old rules of pregnancy. are alcohol and caffeine really off limits? it's all "happening now." jon: but we begin on this friday morning with stunning new developments in the nsa spying scandal. new reports the intelligence agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. >> i'm allison cam rot tax in for general that lee. jon: mice to have you here. >> we have a lot of news, because details come from nsa leaker edward snowden. he sh
. >> you know, i want to go back to the president's news conference martha's vineyard, took time out from his vacation to denounce the violence we've been showing on our screen. what he didn't denounce were the attacks on coptic christians and these christian churches, the coptic pope is in hiding, a great many christians as well. and yet no denouncetion from this president. why is that? >> you know, gregg, i actually think the president did a good job this week in martha's vineyard when he talked about this issue. we didn't come out and say that the islamists won the election and they should be in charge. that's a good movement from this president. i think it's a very difficult time when you have so much violence going on and you have to remember that he was speaking right after many people, 600, 7 ooshgs 00, 800, are being reported killed. he should have said the violence against the christians in egypt is absolutely unacceptable as well, but i think he got it right in balance and that hew l denounce that violence against the christians. but let's be clear. there's violence going on on
at all. >> i'm joined by martha raddatz. this crisis has been unfolding for months, and it's a case-study in u.s. impotence. when the brotherhood is in, the u.s. tries to press the brotherhood to open up. they don't. the president condemns the crackdown. that makes no difference either. >> we seem to have no leverage in egypt. we have seen no change. everything the u.s. asks for, nothing happens. that's what's happened over the last few weeks. military to military, they're trying to influence them, back off, don't go into the camps. they go in and they do it. the president has not taken away, made any indication he will take away the $1.3 billion in military aid, and i don't think you'll see the president try to take that away. they're trying to get a plan together before congress comes back. what do we do, but right now there is no plan or leverage except for military equipment. >> but you see more cause of senators mccain and graham, saying it's time to suspend aid. and if the military continues, the crackdown, won't the u.s. be forced into that position? >> that's the question. w
at martha's vineyard and if this president needs a rest with the agency director of his of his administration does not want any part oo obamacare. we are coming right back. 60 days and tell obamacare 80 is not what -- willing to change the health care plan over today's confrontation on capitol hill. lou: a nationwide stomach bug is worsening with the albright officials and i would have reported the total number of cases at 400 in 16 states. 400 cases and where we bring you this information? at least 22 of those have been hospitalized and state health officials have linked the eldest to prepackaged salads. the cdc says it is too early to tell the source even though the fort monday's the first cases were reported in june. this is creating frustration for the health agency's and others with the federal government with the cdc in all of those in closed doors and have them promising more transparency but that is what we have to this point, 400 cases a and it is spreading. turning to the acting irs commissioner to today admitted he was not change his current welfare plan to obamacare
to friday. back to "america's newsroom." >> i'm browne here for martha maccallum. they said it is out of caution and not related to the original threat. bill: we expect the president to address some specific concerns in a news conference from the white house. here is press secretary jay carney late yesterday on that. >> when it comes to protecting americans serving in our embassies and facilities around the world, it is very important to take the necessary precautions when there is this kind of credible threat information. bill: greg palkot leads our coverage. he's working the story out of london today. what is the latest out of pakistan, greg. >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were talking just a short while ago with officials at the u.s. embassy in islamabad, pakistan. they had confirm ad drawdown of what they called non-emergency personnel from the u.s. consulate in lahore. that is about 180 miles southeast of islamabad. that personnel is in fact being brought up to islamabad in that capital area. they also confirmed to us that it was all due to a specific threat against that ins
are today. president obama's big day yesterday, it was a rainy day in martha's vineyard. he picked up lunch and then he and the first lady went out for dinner, and played a little basketball in the afternoon. and i hope he got a long nap in. the department of justice filed a to blocked the merger of two more air lines. the department of justice said this is just one merger too far. will it fly in found out on current tv. ♪ at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-v
'm heather childers in for martha maccallum. snowden has been in limbo at the moscow airport since june 20 third. the u.s. wanted russia to send him back home to face prosecution for spilling secrets about the u.s. surveillance program. instead russia granted him a year of asylum. bill: we wonder what is next. greg palkot live in london. there are a lot of rumors that he could go to cuba or venezuela. what is the latest there, greg. >> reporter: hello, bill and heather. by our calculations about an hour 1/2 ago he left his limbo status there at the terminal at the moscow airport. edward snowden the nsa leaker, is now traveling into russia. traveling to an undisclosed location according to his lawyer. indisclosed because of security concerns. he also, we have just learned, traveling with a member of the wikileaks organization, the whistle-blower organization assisting him in all of his various travels. this refugee status allows him to live and work in the country for one year and then, who knows. again, he's been on the move for five 1/2 weeks after unleashing that raft of surveillance dat
. >> thank you. >> attorney general eric holder taking personal trips to atlantic city. martha's vineyard, long island and i didn't know that, didn't know that the attorney general to travel on that. we'll discuss the outrage over a couple of million dollars next. ♪ with the spark cash card from capital one... boris earns unlimited rewards for his small business. can i get the smith contract, ease? thank you. that's three new paper shredders. [ boris ] put 'em on my spark card. [ garth ] boris' small business earns 2% cash back on every pchase every day. great businesses deserve unlimited rewards. read back the chicken's testimony, please. "buk, buk, bukka!" [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one and earn unlimited rewards. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase every day. told you i'det half. what's in your walle like carpools... polly wants to know if we can pick her up. yeah, we can make room. yeah. [ male announcer ] ...office space. yes, we're loving this communal seating. it's great. [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. a
private planes and got his own private flight to martha's vineyard. it wasn't affordable for me and you and the taxpayer. "varney & company" is about to begin. you know throughout history, folks have suffered from frequent heartburn. butetting heartburn and then treating day after day is a thing of the past. block the acid with prilosec otc, and don't get heartburn in the first place. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning 24 hours. zero heartburn. charles: well the first dog gets first class treatment. president obama's dog bo flown to martha's vineyard over the weaken. joining first family on summer vacation t was flown in marine osprey aircraft. this was separate flight. this vacation already costing taxpayers big bucks. the president reserving 70 rooms for his staff each costing more than $300 a night. liz, a lot of people shaking their heads on this one. >> yeah they are. the airport couldn't take the big boeing 747, whatever the plane president flies in. that is so besides the point. leave your golf bag where you're going and or leave behind a piece of luggage and take the dog o
and other veterans there before jetting off on a vacation to martha's vineyard later today. he is speaking to thousands of those american veterans national convention in orlando. he is expected to explain his plan to solve america massive backlog of american veterans claims and while he enjoys time off, more than 700,000 veterans veterans veterans will be waiting for their benefit. the administration is claiming there is a 20% reduction in the backlog, but as far as i understand it, senator, you find fault with that. of the tell me arrest -- tell me more about this. >> i was on the veterans committee and i'm still serving in the pentagon right now as a colonel. the backlog is monumental. there is another million plus veterans coming online. they are just overwhelmed. there may have been a reduction, and that is a great thing, but we need to do more. the soldiers should not be released from active duty until they have a full evaluation as to mental and physical state to determine what they can and can't do in the military. we should also if they are, in fact, discharged, we should be using
his video, martha mccollum. we have special guests. >>gretchen: you like how he skirted past titus's dad? remember what brian did in that horrible -- i always defended you. he accidentally did the basketball in his face. the family was here with the video when you were on vacation and they played it and said the two-year-old is having nightmares about you. >>peter: there's a lot of issues in that family and it's laid out on youtube. >>brian: we'll see what kind of future he has after the incident. >>gretchen: a tornado touched down in new jersey, damaging several buildings. the twister cut a two mile path near the long beach island resort area. maria molina has been tracking the storm and people are wondering if the worst has passed. >> thankfully the worst has passed. good morning. good to see you, brian. welcome back. that storm system that is a cold from the bush -- push eastward did produce that tornado. confirmed tornado in ocean county, new jersey, with winds anywhere between 75 to 85 miles per hour. did produce damage, brought trees down and also damage to buildings. i belie
clinton always go to martha's vineyard? priceey paying a proper for the houses they rent? these issues of been explored in every administration i have seen in washington since the 1980's. >> we will take one or two more calls, and then wrap things up with our guest. these -- caller: lobbyists, i think they ought to be outlawed. is just bribery, if you think about it. it is just bribery, paying off the politicians, putting money in their pockets for what their goal is, not the people's goal. that is what i have to say. host: is there any aspect of this we have not talked about that you want to bring up, anything else we should know? guest: not really. i think it has been good to hear the opinions of people in the real world about this, and about the presidential stuff. it gives us something to think about. guest: maybe it is something we can think about. the reuters washington bureau chief. thank you for your time. >> we take you live now to dublin, new hampshire. this is a fundraiser with texas senator ted cruz, one of the candidates we might see run for president in 2016. the chair of
intelligence. >>> kristen welker is in martha vineyards where president obama is vacationing. what are lawmakers saying to you about this latest threat? >> reporter: alex, good day to you. lawmakers seem to be on the same page. closing the 19 embassies was the right move because it pointed to the fact that al qaeda was planning either one large explosion or a series of explosions. here's a little bit more on that from congressman peter king. take a listen. >> the intelligence that i saw here was at least as powerful as anything i've seen since 9/11, probably the closest would be the liquid explosive plot out of london in 2006. but this was very credible. it was corroborated and spoke of a massive attack and to me was the right thing to do. >> now, alex, some republicans did use the closure of those 19 embassies to attack president obama's foreign policy center. john mccain making a point that the peninsula has gotten much stronger in recent years and also argue that it's an indication that president obama hasn't been strong enough in terms of combatting that growing presence and th
are away and president obama is on his vacation at martha's vineyard. morning, about the domestic front and battles in washington, to hear from "the wall street journal" -- that happening in washington too as members of congress are on this august recess. by the way, we are going to be covering over this month town hall meetings that are happening in your area. today atwe are airing 6:30 this evening pm eastern time is a town hall meeting in richmond, virginia with congressman bobby scott, democrat of that area. tune into c-span. live coverage of that town hall meeting. i'm sure these issues are likely to come up. he meets with constituents. let's hear from john and pensacola, florida. you are on the air. john and pensacola? westmoving onto joe and hartford, connecticut. an independent. caller: how are you? thank you for c-span. when i heard the topic, i wondered if holder had read a book by michelle alexander. hello? host: we are listening. the name of the book is called "the new jim crow." if you look in the c-span archives, i think you have done an interview with her. she is a profes
uprising. president obama is monitoring developments while he is still in martha's vineyard, and press secretary josh earnest, and john kerry are speaking out against the violence. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against egypt. >> the path towards violence leads only to economic disaster, and suffering. >> in addition to the more than 500 kills, more than 3700 are reported injured. many killed were part of the protests in the city, and funerals will take place later today. 43 security troops also died in yesterday's clashes. the muslim brotherhood has called for more protests today, and all has been quiet until just a few moments ago. we'll keep an eye on developments throughout the morning. for now we'll take a break. we're back after this. ♪ mu ♪ criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my
martha: continue the saga of the clown no doubt in coming days as well. a lot of news going on, obviously. very serious story in egypt. we'll be back. bill: catch you tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now. martha: bye, everybody. jon: we begin with a fox news alert on egypt. president obama announcing the united states is canceling joint military exercises with that nation because of violence there. the biennial bright star exercise is now scrapped the announcement cops a day after violence in cairo and other cities took more than 500 lives. supporters of the muslim brotherhood vowing to keep on fighting after police backed by bulldozers broke up two sit-in camps. we'll have a live report from the region in moments. >>> first, brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: as jon was talking about the president reacts to the crisis in egypt. what he is saying about the increasingly tough situation there. what it means for our nation's relationship with a critical ally in that part of the world. >>> chaos in a class as a gunman walks in and shoots the instructor dead. we have
with the president's family was gone to martha's vineyard, they left bo the dog at home, and sent a marine helicopter to bring it back at a cost of over $300,000. i would like to know why that is not talked about more. host: more about the president there. guest: i do not know where the facts are coming from, but i find that intriguing, and if that is true, that is certainly something reuters would want to know about and write about. i have a long record in journalism looking into the -- exactly that kind of thing. i will take that note home with me. host: a couple of callers are mentioning the white house, and twitter, the same thing. we have been talking about rules congress wrote for itself for travel. you have a sense of how the white house works in this area -- how he decides where they are going? is anyone oversee those decisions because we are hearing it from callers? guest: i do not know the full answers. it would make for interesting inquiry by rick or any other journalist. carolyn "--s carolyn's story about africa goes, it is stunning. for the costunning of journalists who have to travel wi
. >>clayton: even in martha's vineyard last night he was at a fund-raiser at a big rich house. he does hollywood fund-raisers in 10,000 square foot homes and celebrities pour in money. some of these very same figures show up to these fund-raisers who he is talking about and bashing in his speech about youth. i also see his point that these kids today when they jump on twitter, you ask them an historical question, we've done pieces where we ask them american history and they don't know anything about it. >>gretchen: you can see this story from a couple of different points of view, but i think the essence of what he said is correct. i think our kids are growing up in a different kind of culture and maybe look up to people that maybe they shouldn't be looking up to and different values have gone by the wayside. my two cents. >>eric: but he still uses them for his own means. you've got to call him out. you can't have it both ways. either it's a bad idea, they're bad role models or they raise a lot of money and they need to embrace success. let us know what you think. >> incredible video sh
is vacationing in martha's vineyard. here is part of those remarks. >> that is why we are so concerned by reason -- recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohamed morsi was elected president in a democratic election him and his government was not conclusive and did not respect the views of all egyptians. egyptians wereny calling for a change in course. we do not believe force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we have seen a more dangerous path taken. arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on mohamed morsi's associations and supporters, and now tragically, violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplorable violence against civilians. we support universal rights to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law. it den
-- programs of every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, mary todd lincoln. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] ♪ >> born in 1818 in lexington, kentucky, mary todd grew up and lived to see her husband issued the emancipation proclamation 45 years later. a mother of four sons, she witnessed the death of three of those sons as well as her husband's assassination. her life was filled with tragedy, but as lincoln's political partner, she relished we focus onss.as the civil war years, one of the defining moments in our countries history, a look at the life and times of mary todd lincoln, one of the most complex first ladies ever to live. thank you for being with us for c-span's serious. we invite two of our academic advisors. our guests for this program. rosalyn penn is a history professor at meredith and morgan richard nortonty. smith, our other guest tonight, the director of five presidential libraries, including the abraham lincoln library in springfield, illinois. thanks to both of y
a week long vacation in martha's vineyard, a jammed agenda when he gets back to the white house. peter with the latest. good morning, peter. >> reporter: that's right. later this evening the president will return to the white house. on his last full day in martha's vineyard, that was yesterday, he played his fifth round of golf with larry david, creator of seinfeld and star of curb your enthusiasm. the first family spent time at the beach, riding bikes and dining out. there was some work, though, that needed to be done. from the end of the driveway in his vacation rental, the president addressed reporters this week about the deteriorating situation in egypt. he condemned the violence there and he canceled a planned joint military exercise with the egyptian military. but tomorrow it's back to work here in d.c. all day monday the only thing on the president's schedule so far are meetings at the white house. then on tuesday something a little different. the president is going to host the 1972 undefeated super bowl champion miami dolphins at the white house. it's going to be an event that
embassies and consulates closed after a global terror alert are open again. martha raddatz has been tracking the threats that led to the closing. are the embassies opening again now because u.s. officials believe the drone strikes in yemen this week actually got the plotters? >> george, officials say the plotters of this specific plan were not killed in strikes in yemen, but the dead are part of the network of terrorists trying to kill americans. intelligence officials believe the plan was to send a truck bomb into the u.s. embassy there. but a senior u.s. official, that because of the actions taken, the terrorists have likely moved the explosives out of the vehicle and are changing tactics. adding that we think that the imminent threat dissipated, but fear they have gone back to ground waiting for the next opportunity to strike. this immediate threat may have passed, but the threat of terrorism never passed. >> we heard from u.s. officials that tlebl that the nsa surveillance programs helped track this emerging threat. the president announced some reforms on friday in those programs. and ha
.elco welcome to both of you. let's start off by going back to the president at martha's vineyard and more reaction to wednesday's bloodshed. >> we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it is tempting inside egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for whatwhat has gone wrong. we have been blamed by the supporters of morsi. we have been blamed by the other side as if we are supporters of morsi. >> senator bloomenthall, trying to walk a fine line and i a neutral line has alienated both sides. what is your opinion of how heal has handled this crisis? cr >> i agree with the president that the people of egypt have to decide their own future. bloodshed, the violence in the streets has to stop. the practical reality is that most of the military aid for this fiscal year, 2013 has be already been obligated andered delivered. in fact, all of it except four f-16's and some helicopters. looking forward i think that the approach has to be the condition our future aide on specific steps toward the rule of law and return to democracy, resp
hemmer here in "america's newsroom." jaime: i'm jamie colby in for martha maccallum here today. that appears to be good news, right? digging deeper into the report it was one of the only good signs. americans are seeing hours and pay drop. that is not all. rick: stuart varney, host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stu, you hear numbers of jobs created, unemployment rate goes down, how is that a bad thing? >> 162,000 new jobs is disappointing. that is an understatement. that is quite dismal. if you dig even deeper into this full report you see some pretty shocking things. number one, 240,000 people dropped out of the workforce. they just quit trying. that is how the unemployment rate came down to 7.4%. a quarter of a million people dropped out. then we have part-time work up, by 174,000, to a record 28.2 million. there are 28 million people in america working part time. and that number is rising. it has never been higher. obamacare may have something to do with that. rick: stu, the labor participation rate. this is number about people who dropped out because it
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